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Miss Universe Latina Contestants Show Their National Pride In Traditional Costumes

Tributes to national trees, birds, diversity, and ancient civilizations all made their way onto the traditional costumes the Latina Miss Universe contestants donned on stage this week.

Miss Universe 2014 will take place this Sunday and be broadcast live from Doral, FL on NBC at 8 p.m. Venezuela's Gabriela Isler, the reigning title holder, will crown the winner at the end of the three hour telecast.

Ahead of the big night, the 88 beauty queens have already showed their national pride in their traditional garb. Take a look at the 21 Latina contestants' traditional costumes below.

  • Miss Argentina, Valentina Ferrer
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  • Miss Bolivia, Claudia Tavel
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  • Miss Brazil, Melissa Gurgel
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  • Miss Chile, Hellen Toncio
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  • Miss Colombia, Paulina Vega
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  • Miss Costa Rica, Karina Ramos
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  • Miss Dominican Republic, Kimberly Castillo
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  • Miss Ecuador, Alejandra Argudo
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  • Miss El Salvador, Patricia Murillo
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  • Miss Guatemala, Ana Luisa Montufar
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  • Miss Honduras, Gabriela Ordoñez
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  • Miss Mexico, Josselyn A. Garciglia
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  • Miss Nicaragua, Marline Barberena
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  • Miss Panama, Yomatsy Hazlewood
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  • Miss Paraguay, Sally Jara
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  • Miss Peru, Jimena Espinosa
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  • Miss Puerto Rico, Gabriela Berrios
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  • Miss Spain, Desiré Ferrer Cordero
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  • Miss Uruguay, Johana Riva Garabetian
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  • Miss USA, Nia Sanchez
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  • Miss Venezuela, Migbelis Castellanos
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If you're curious to see how these ladies did against their competition, check out more traditional costumes from the 63rd Miss Universe pageant:

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